Tarsipedidae – Honey possum

Spend their whole life feeding only on sweet nectar and pollen

Native to Australia, these tiny nocturnal creatures spend their night running from flower to flower, feeding on pollen and nectar, and pollinating countless plants. They are characterized by a long snout and a prehensile tail that can grasp branches, enabling the animal to move through the vegetation.

Also, their tongues are covered with brush-like bristles that help collect pollen, and like hummingbirds, they can move their tongues rapidly in and out of the mouth to feed. Habitat loss is the biggest threat to the survival of these animals as they rely on flowering plants, and unlike birds, they can’t fly to different areas to find flowers.